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The Very Best Memphis Rappers 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated May 21, 2020 26.5k votes 3.8k voters 94.6k views 54 items

List Rules Only famous hip hop artists from Memphis

Memphis. Home to Graceland, Sun Studios and, not-surprisingly, a pretty thriving hip hop scene. The city known as the “Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll” and “Home of the Blues” can now add “Rap Capital of The South” to its list of nicknames. Because, despite what you may have heard, there’s more to Memphis rap than Three 6 Mafia. Juicy J, Al Kapone, La Chat, and Crunchy Black all add their own flavor to the city’s cultural texture.

Who is your favorite Memphis rapper on this list of rappers from Memphis? Please vote on the Memphis rappers below to put your favorite at the top of the list!

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Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Three 6 Mafia is an American hip hop group from Memphis, Tennessee formed in 1991. Emerging as a horror-themed underground rap group, they would eventually go on to enjoy mainstream success. The ...more

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The Best Three 6 Mafia Songs of All Time #63 of 138 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s #23 of 125 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time

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Young Dolph is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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Adolph Thornton, Jr., better known by his stage name Young Dolph, is an American rapper.

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#610 of 1,060 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #165 of 216 The Best New School Rappers #103 of 118 Rappers with the Best Voices, Ranked

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Juicy J is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Jordan Michael Houston (born April 5, 1975), known professionally as Juicy J, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Memphis, Tennessee. He is a founding member of the ...more

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The Best Songs Feat. Juicy J #81 of 501 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #732 of 1,060 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time

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Yo Gotti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Mario Mims (born May 27, 1981), known professionally as Yo Gotti, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. In 1996, Gotti released his debut album Youngsta's On a Come Up under the alias ...more

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The Best Yo Gotti Songs #625 of 1,060 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #29 of 189 The Best Rappers From Atlanta

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Project Pat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Patrick Earl Houston (born February 8, 1973), better known by his stage name Project Pat is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the older brother of Juicy J, the co-founder of ...more

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The Best Project Pat Songs #180 of 501 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
8Ball & MJG is an American hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee. The two rappers met at Ridgeway Middle School in 1984.

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The Best Eightball & MJG Albums of All Time #115 of 138 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s #56 of 125 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time

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NLE Choppa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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Blac Youngsta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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Sammie M. Benson (born April 8, 1990), better known by his stage name Blac Youngsta, is an American hip hop recording artist from Memphis, Tennessee. He is signed to Yo Gotti's CMG record label ...more

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#171 of 216 The Best New School Rappers #8 of 37 The Best Rappers with Young in Their Names, Ranked #10 of 37 The Best Rappers From Tennessee

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Lord Infamous is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Ricky T. Dunigan (November 17, 1973 – December 20, 2013), better known by his stage name Lord Infamous, was an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He was a co-founder of Three 6 Mafia. He ...more

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#369 of 501 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #79 of 144 The Best Southern Rappers of All Time #15 of 125 The Best Horrorcore Artists of All Time

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DJ Paul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Paul Duane Beauregard, (born January 12, 1977) better known by his stage name DJ Paul, is an American rapper, record producer, DJ, songwriter and entrepreneur from Memphis, Tennessee. He is a ...more

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Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Lola Mitchell (born August 7, 1979), better known as her stage name Gangsta Boo or Lady Boo, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. She was the first and only female member of the ...more

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#275 of 501 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #51 of 294 The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time #91 of 102 The Rappers with the Dirtiest Rhymes

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Tommy Wright III is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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Lil Wyte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Patrick Lanshaw (born October 6, 1982), better known by his stage name Lil Wyte, is an American rapper. He is a member of the rap collective Hypnotize Minds and owner of the independent label ...more

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The Best Lil Wyte Songs #1,453 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #32 of 170 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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Koopsta Knicca is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Robert Cooper Phillips (April 27, 1975 – October 9, 2015), better known by his stage name Koopsta Knicca, was an American rapper. He was best known as one of the members of the Memphis rap group ...more

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Gangsta Pat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Patrick Hall (born November 17, 1973), better known by his stage name Gangsta Pat, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee who established himself in the Memphis underground during the ...more
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Playa Fly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Playa Fly (born Ibn Young on September 2, 1977) is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. Fly was a member of the Three 6 Mafia (then known as Lil' Fly), but he stopped collaborating in ...more
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Kingpin Skinny Pimp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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La Chat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
La Chat is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. She is best known for her period as an artist on the Hypnotize Minds roster, and made regular guest appearances on many releases by other ...more
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Gangsta Blac is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Gangsta Blac, (Memphis Tennessee 11 November 1974) is a rapper.His career began as a member of the Three 6 Mafia DJ Paul in Memphis before going solo in the mid 1990s.His single "South ...more

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Al Kapone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Alphonzo Bailey, better known by his stage name Al Kapone, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. Al Kapone is known principally for his underground success in the Memphis hip hop scene ...more
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Frayser Boy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Cedric Coleman, professionally known by his stage name Frayser Boy, is an American hip hop recording artist from Memphis, Tennessee. He was formerly signed to Hypnotize Minds, the record label ...more
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Crunchy Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Darnell Carlton (born August 20, 1977), better known by his stage name Crunchy Black, is an American rapper and Hype man. He was a longtime member of the Oscar-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia ...more

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